General Databases
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Description Video Tutorial (coming)
Gale in Context
Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more.  
Britannica School High
Encyclopedia content for all grade levels plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, and primary sources.  
Britannica Original Sources A compilation of more than 420,000 primary source documents, complete books, and authentic images.  
Full text of popular magazine and scholarly journal articles covering all subject areas including multimedia, primary source documents, and reference books  
EbscoHost Academic Search

Thousands of scholarly publications across all academic disciplines.
AAS Historical Periodicals AAS Historical Periodicals
Digitized images from the American Antiquarian Society of the pages of American magazines and journals published between 1684 and 1912.
MasterFILE Complete MasterFILE Complete
Offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.
Historical Mpls Tribune Historical Mpls Tribune (1867-1922)
Contains full-text and article images from the Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1908) and the Minneapolis Morning Tribune (1909-1922).
Temporary Access to the University of Minnesota Library Databases
(Use your school email account to access this Google doc with login information)
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Adam Matthews Primary Source Database American Indian Histories and Cultures, American Indian Newspapers, medical Services and Warfare, Migration to New Worlds, Race Relations in America, Slavery, Abolitiona dnSocial Justice, World's Fairs  
All Ebsco Databases Two recommendations: America: History & Life and Life Magazine Archive 1936-2000  
Gale Primary Sources Databases The Making of Modern Law and Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers  
NewsBank/Readex Databases (click on the column to the right for links to the specific database) African American Periodicals 1825-1995; Afro-Americana Imprints 1535-1922; African American Newspapers 1827-1998; America's Historical Newspapers; Territorial Papers of the U.S.  
ProQuest/Alexander Street Databases Historical Newspapers; History Vault; Congressional; Supreme Court Insight and Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1975-2016; Legislative Insight  
Website Resources Description  
National History Day Student Resources A variety of resources to help with the creation of your History Day project.  
MN History Society    
Digital Public Library of America The DPLA brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.  
MN Digital Library Like DPLA, but with a focus on MN history.  
National Archives and Records Administration NARA is an independent agency of the United States government charged with the preservation and documentation of government and historical records.
Understanding how to use primary resources
Duke Online Repository Digitized historic photographs, advertisements, texts & more from Duke's unique library collections  
Historical New York Times Note: Will need a public library card to log in  

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